CSIS Statement on Misuse of CSIS Twitter Account
August 19, 2014
Early this morning, an unconscionable tweet was directed to Amnesty from CSIS's Twitter account (@CSIS). The tweet in no way reflects CSIS's views. It was sent by a CSIS intern who had access to our account for monitoring purposes. The intern wrongly assumed that this tweet was being sent from his personal account when in fact it was sent while logged in to CSIS’s twitter account. The views expressed are abhorrent and appropriate action will be taken at CSIS to address the matter internally.
We at CSIS are embarrassed by this unfortunate situation and would like to put on record that this tweet does not reflect the views of anyone at CSIS or the institution as a whole. CSIS has apologized to Amnesty directly for this unacceptable breach of professional conduct. Social media processes are now being reviewed at CSIS so a situation such as this does not reoccur.